Category Archive: Books & Media

The Boys in the Boat – The Rest of the Story

Tuesday October 17, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


George Yeomans Pocock’s great-nephew, James Pocock, will speak about his personal memories of his great uncle, the development of the sport of rowing in America, and will tell many rich stories that are omitted in Daniel Brown’s book, The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Jim Pocock grew up in a family of racing shell builders that goes back four generations. His grandfather, Dick Pocock, built shells exclusively for Yale University for 40 years, and his great uncle, George Pocock, supplied every other college in America from his shop in Seattle. All together, these brothers built 21 Olympic gold medal winning boats, including every gold medal winning 8 oared shell from 1920 – 1956.

This presentation will take place in the Banquet Hall in Milford Town Hall. Please use the Middle Street entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.  Sign up today!

TED Talk: Nationalism vs. Globalism: the New Political Divide

Wednesday August 9, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.  Sign Up Today!

Adult Summer Reading 2017

Grand Prize Drawing Friday, August 11 

Sign Up Today! For readers aged 18+.

You can register here or come into the library and sign up at the Main Desk with your name and phone number or email.

Fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read during the summer. A raffle prize will be drawn weekly until the program ends on August 11, 2017.  Grand prize is a Kindle. Please support our Sponsors: Books by local author Lorrie Thomson and gift cards from The Mile Away, The Cozy Tea Cart, Shaw’s Supermarket, Papa Joe’s Humble Kitchen, and Pasta Loft of Milford.

 

 

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